Nov 29, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Human Development

Dorothy Shedlock, Chair
446 Mahar Hall
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The BA program in Human Development combines an in-depth knowledge of the principles and theories of human development with a rigorous background in basic and applied research. This program provides students with the skills for immediate job placement in the human services area as well as the necessary background to continue their education at the graduate level. Under faculty advisement, each human development major designs a multidisciplinary learning agreement that provides the student with knowledge from lifespan development and related disciplines relevant to his or her individual interests. All human development majors complete two semesters of field placements.

Students have an opportunity to learn from multidisciplinary social sciences courses in areas such as the family and counseling as well as select electives that meet their needs and career interests. The program offers an emphasis on human diversity in a global context.